Car chase ends in crash near Biola
Police cars surround a red-truck after a high speed pursuit in La Mirada on March 13, 2012. It ended here on Stage near Biola Ave when police forced the suspect to crash into the bushes. | Ashley Jones/THE CHIMES
Updated: March 13, 11:15 p.m.
A car chase ended in a crash at the intersection of Biola Avenue and Stage Road at 7 p.m tonight. A section of Stage Road was closed for approximately an hour and a half.
The 25-year-old suspect, Jeremy Cass, was driving his 40-year-old girlfriend’s red pickup truck. She reported it stolen and the police subsequently went after the vehicle. A Buena Park police car bumped the vehicle Cass was driving, which then hit a curb and crashed into a bush, according to the suspect’s brother.
“I was driving my daughter to softball practice and on my way back on Figueras Road,” witness Francine Ramirez said. “I just saw a bunch of police cars and the chase.”
According to Buena Park Police Department watch commander Lt. Gary Worrall, Cass was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger and was pulled over since the truck had been reported as stolen. He then attempted to run over the officer and subsequently led other officers on a pursuit. Four officers and a supervisor responded to the chase, as well as Los Angeles County sheriffs.
“A pursuit intervention technique [was used], and he hit a curb,” Worrall said. “The chase ended at 7 p.m. There were no injuries.”
Stage Road remained closed until 8:30 p.m. Cass’ charges have not been filed, but he has been arrested for assaulting a police officer, which is a felony.